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P120 children with autism spectrum disorder who are picky eaters may consume more ultra-processed foods than non-picky eaters
Examine associations between picky eating and food categories by NOVA classifications (unprocessed foods vs ultra-processed foods) among youth with ASD.
Ultra-processed foods accounted for the majority of the children's energy intake (mean 62.6%). Picky eaters had greater percent energy intake from ultra-processed foods (P_=_.004, mean 68.7% vs 48.0%) and lower percent energy intake from unprocessed foods (P_=_.001, mean 23.4% vs 44.7%) compared to non-picky eaters. Among the picky eaters, 5 were also considered as binge eaters, which was associated with greater percent energy intake from ultra-processed foods (P_=_.032, 79.4% vs 60.0%) and lower percent energy intake from unprocessed foods (P_=_.041, 14.8% vs 32.1%) compared to those who were picky eaters but not binge eaters and non-picky eaters combined.
Buro A, Kakkad A, Gray H.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior